This is the fourth track from the recording session that ElectroBluesSociety did with Mississippi blues man Boo Boo Davis. Together they went back to the classic Chicago blues and this time it’s another Howlin Wolf classic with a little ‘electrofication’
The track is released digital only and available on all download and streaming platforms
ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Tell Me (KuvVer Records 605)
Mississippi born singer and drummer Boo Boo Davis goes back to his roots on this “digital single” from KuvVer Records. He used to sing this Howling Wolf song with The Davis Brothers Band when they played in a juke joint in Saint Louis. Maybe the tough vocal and wailing harmonica were more or less the same, even the loping rhythm, as the electronics are not really in evidence here, meaning that this is just a very fine, down-home blues performance. More please!
There is no better night of the year to return to Sweet Home Chicago than Christmas Eve, Xmas in Chi-town during the Reign of King Richard (Daley) the First (“Too ra loo ra loo ral…”) was a joyous fulcrum week at the bottom of the year filled with food, spirits, parties, singing, crying and fighting. Even now I can close my eyes and fill my sinuses with the heavenborn heat of clean steam rising from the boiled fresh meats which would then swirl and fight with the ancient greasy smoke of the grilled meats at every restaurant vent on the block as I cruised alleys on foot homeward from Maxwell Street on Christmas morning fingering the night’s haul and minding the curves, always minding the curves. Or was it Taylor Street? Too old to care now. Musical giants Jan Mittendorp and Jasper Mortier form ElectroBluesSociety and this week they have teamed with Mississippi bluesman Boo Boo Davis to revive another great song. This time it’s the Elmore James classic, “Dust My Broom,” Enjoy.
this is what BluesBunny (UK) wrote about the new single of ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis
The blues is always where it is at and ElectroBluesSociety have, once again, drafted in Boo Boo Davis to turn their respectful cover of “Smokestack Lightnin” into something organic and timeless. It is all done right and that’s a fact.
This is so beautiful it hurts. This is live Chicago blues. I’m thirty years past Chicago and I’d swear I rode the Englewoood-Howard B Train tonight, shared a bottle of Christian Brothers on the down low and got clotheslined by “the Hawk” wind when I transferred for the Ravenswood line. Heaven on a bone, Smiffy’s Ribs, testifyin’ for the blues, the signal’s coming in strong, someone got set free tonight.
It is the second track from the recording session that ElectroBluesSociety did in October with Mississippi blues man Boo Boo Davis. Another classic Howlin Wolf song with a little ‘electrofication’. This song was another regular in the Davis Brothers Band repertoire in the 60’s and 70’s.
Released digitally today and available on all streaming and download platforms
For this recording session ElectroBluesSociety went back to basics and teamed up with Mississippi blues man Boo Boo Davis. Together they revisited classic Chicago blues. For Boo Boo this was also a trip down to memory lane all these songs were regulars in the Davis Brothers Band repertoire during the 18 years that they were the weekend house band in Tabby’s Red Room, a famous juke joint in East St Louis.
They recorded seven songs and they will be released as individual singles during the coming months. We start of with a classic Howlin Wolf song.
Beehive Candy on the new single from ElectroBluesSociety:
This is our third feature for ElectroBluesSociety this time the vocals are provided by Michel Peters on ‘I Got My Mojo Workin’. Once again the mixture of timeless natural blues is performed with passion and the modern electro influences add another fabulous dimension to the song.
Here a short review by Norman Darwen that was published in BLUES IN THE SOUTH (UK):
B&T 969 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding – All The Way Down
Another download single from this Dutch outfit with singer Jan Hidding. ‘All The Way Down’ runs to four and a half minutes, with Jan’s big, deep voice backed by a riffing guitar, bass, drums, blues harp and occasional electronic noises. The song itself is a soulful, blues ballad, a little reminiscent of the mid-60s but certainly contemporary, though the electronics add to the track rather than detract from it. Do try to give it a listen!